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Educational and Advertising Venture of the
Bureau of Immigration, the Agricul
tural College and the Santa Fe Rail
way Passed Through this City
en Route to Northern
New Mexico
Public is Invited to Visit The Exhibit Gars And Attend Popular Meet
ing to be Addressed by Experts in Farming And Stock Raising
Which Will be Held in The Commercial Club Rooms in
The Evening Farmers Are Urged to See The Train
And Parents And Teachers Are Request
ed To Send The Children.
The XNew Mexico agricultural de
monstration train, now on tour of all
points on the Santa Fe lines in New
Mexico, passed through Las Vegas
early this morning, on its way to
points in Mora and Colfax counties.
The train went through nefore day
light and was seen by but a few yard
men ; but on its return to Las Vegas
Thursday, it will be greeted by a big
crowd of farmers and La3 Vegas peo
ple. The train will reach here Thurs
day afternoon at 4 o'clock and be
tween that time and dark everycne
is invited to visit the train, pass
through the cars, see the exhibits and
talk with the train staff, which in
cludes the full corps of exoflrta from
the Agricultural college. At 7-30 in
the evening a meeting will be heid in
in the Commercial club to which the
public and especially the farmers are
Invited, when the entire staif nf ex
perts will speak on sublets o.' .iiiect
Interest to the people of this commu
nity. One feature of special interest in
the demonstration train is the letter
writing contest open to all school chil
dren under 1 5 years of age. The New
Mexico bureau of immigration. Presi
dent Garrison of the Agricultural col
lege and J. D. Tinsley, agricultural
demonstrator of the Santa Fe rail
road, have offered three prizes of $10,
$5 and $3 each for the three best let
ters on the subject, "What I Learned
from the Demonstration Train." No
contestant, can enter who is more than
15 years old. The letters must not
exceed 500 words in length. All let
ters must be addressed to the New
Mexico bureau of immigration, Albu
querque, N. M., and must be in that
office on or before February 10 when
the contest closes. Within these
rules every school child in Las Vegas
who visits the train is invited to en
ter the contest.
Be sure to be there when the train
arrives Thursday. There will be a
big crowd and it requires consider
able time for a careful inspection of
the train.
The New Mexico Agricultural de
monstration train is being operated
jointly by the Santa Fe railroad and
the New Mexico Agricultural College,
in the interest of "Better Forming in
New Mexico." Every station on the
Santa Fe lines in New Mexico will be j ows: j D. Tinsley, agricultural de
reached by the train and stops tatmATAior, Santa Fe railroad; Harry
from one to four hours are being j j McCowari, assistant to Mr. Tinsley;
made, depending upon the number of I president W. E. Garrison of th Agri-
people attending and the size of the
community. The success of the train
thus far has surpassed the greatest I p h Rixby, college irrigation expon ;
expectations of the promoters of the j w. x. Conway, superintendent of col
idea. During the first three days injiege extension work; H. H. Simpson,
southwestern New Mexico, more than j professor of animal husbandry: Fa
seven thousand people, a majority of i biatl oarcja) professor of horticulture:
them farmers and farmers' wives and E P Humbert, professor of agron-
chlldren, passed through the cars.
Five thousand people visited the train
at Albuquerque Sunday, and fully a
thousand people saw the exhibits and
heard the lectures at Santa Fe. This
in spite of the counter attraction of
inauguration ceremonies.
The equipmen of the first demon
stration train is as complete as could
be desired. The train consist of six
ears, four of which caTy exhibits of
grain, soils, dairy machinery, romp
ing machinery, live stock, horticul
ture, etc. The fifth car is a large
coach, lighted by electricity and de
corated with good roads pictures,
wh'ch is used as a lecture room. At
night meetings, illustrated WectUres
are given in the lecture car. The
sixth oar is a private car used as liv
ing quarters by the train staff.
The exhibit car Is in effect a ; rav
eling agricultural college on wheels.
All alongside the line it has been
suggested that this car, carried
through the central and eastern state?
would be one of the strongest adver
tisements New Mexico could have.
There are two large automobile
freight cars, fitted as live stock cars,
and these contain some of the choic
est blooded dairy and beef cattle ever
brought into the state. The live
stock includes Viola Birthright, a
three year old pure blood Guernsey
heifer, with a record of 1.54 pounds
of butter per day; Emma, a seven
year old pure blood Jersey from the
El Paso Dairy comipany's herd, and
bred at the Agricultural colloge; Dick
a 2 year old Hereford-Shortorn cioss
breed; Kindness H., an Aberdeen
Angus heifer which has drawn enthu
siastic comment from every stock
man who has seen her, Laddie, a
yearling Holstein bull, wboae angry
expression Is no index to his disposi
tion, which is all that could be de
sired; Moselle of Lyons, a magnifi
cent Holstein heifer, bred at ihe col
lege. Four stroins of the finest pork
pigs are carried in the care, the
prize member of the little family be
ing a 25 months old Berkshire which
weighs just 4,800 pounds. There are
also e1ghtj coops of pure straing chick
ens of finest breeds.
A flat car between the two live
stock cars, is used to exhibit cattle
and also as a lecture platform for out
door work, while it also carries sev
eral samples of fruit trees showing
root growth and development and the
best methods of pruning.
The Agricultural college is civil'..?
not only much time and expense, but
Its best men to the demonstration
train work. The train staff is as fol-
cultural college; Director Luther Fos
ter of the college experiment static :
omy, and just from the University
of Maine where he has held a simil
ar position. Mr. Humbert is a Ph. D.
trom uorneH ana is considered, a
strong acquisition to the college fac
ulty. J. W. Knorr, junior on the
agricultural course at the college
who won the trip as a prize in a stock
judging contest; J. B. Mabie, asslst
atn farmer and dairy expert; H. B.
Henlng, secretary New Mexico bu
reau of immigration. District Freight
and Passenger Agent W. R- Brown of
El Paso is accompanying the train on
the journey through northern New
The schedule of the demonstration
train for the remainder of the week
Tuesday, Watrous 8 a. m.; Shoe
maker, 10:30 a, m.; Tipton, 12 noon;
Wagon Mound, 2:10 p. m.; Springer,
6. p. m.
Wednesday, French, 8:30 a. m.;
Maxwell, 11:15 a. m.; Raton 3:30 a.
m.; spend night in Raton.
Thursday, Colmor, 8:30 a m.; Nol
an, 9:50 a. m.; Levy, 11:30 a. m.;
Las Vegas, 4 p. m. The train will re
main at Las Vegas until 9:30 p. m..
and lectures will be given in the
Commercial club. The train then re
turns to Albuquerque for a four-hour
stop Friday, leaving thence for the
cut-off country, eastern New Mexico,
and the Pecos valley.
The attendance thus far has demon
strated thoroughly the deep interest
of the people generally in the work
being done by the train and insures
the complete success of the under
taking. The success of this first de
monstration train means undoubtedly
that such a train will be run over the
Santa Fe lines in New Mexico each
year, as an enormous old to the
farmers of the Sunshine state in in
creasing yields, improving their farm
ing methods and swelling their bank
The eople of the state have re
sponded enthusiastically to the effort
be'ng made by the Santa Fe and
the Agricultural college, thus far, and
there is no doubt that great crowds
will greet the train throughout the
entire journey.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 16. At least six
deaths and half a million dollars loss
in live stock are the known results
of the series of cold waves that have
swept Kansas this winter. Letters
and country papers reaching here
from the western portion of the state
bring harrowing tales of suffering and
tell probable deaths of persons not
yet accounted for. The public utili
ties commission is investigating con
ditions. Trainmen Refuse to Proceed
Larned, Kan., Jan. 16. Mayor Har
ry Breeze and Bert Bradley of Jet-
more are in command or the crew
that early today started back to this
city with Santa Fe train . No. 567,
contrary to the orders of Superintend
ent Tice and over the protests of
Conductor Leitch. A large gang of
men with shovels is opening the cuts
filled with snow. Cattle and other
live stock at Jetmore and Gurdette,
are starving for lack of food.
Seven Deaths in Oklahoma
Dalhart, Tex., Jan. 16. Seven per
sons are reported to have been frozen
to death in what is known as No
Man's land, in the extreme south
western corner of Oklahoma during
the recent blizzard. Five members
of one family were found dead on a
farm near Guymon, Oklahoma, the
body of Henry Falls, a farmer, was
found i na road near Hooper, Okla
in a road road near Guymon, Okla
homa and a "freighter" wos fro
zen to death while enroute from
Ochiltree, Texas, to Liberal, Kansas.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 16. k Mas
ter Printers' Cost congress met in this
city today with leading men 'f the
trade in attendance from New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Maryland and the District of Colum
bia. The sessions will last two uays
and will be devoted to the discussion
of a uniform price scale and the ex
change of ideas on other ;r.attes re
lating to the printing business.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 16. The Colo
rado and Wyoming! Lumber Dealers'
association began its annua conven
tion at the Brown Palace hotel with
a good attendance of members from
the two states. The convention will
continue three days.
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 16. Night
fall darkened the lay; the capltol and
executive mansion, the Ulu raiace ui
the Governors and the armory blazed
forth in electrical splendor. The
great dome of the capltol stood out
lined against the somber sky and
from the historic old Palace of the
Governors gleamed the names of
those governors whose names are
forever connected with the history of
New Mexico: De Vargas, Perey
Onate, Bent. Otermin and Wallace,
with that of Mills, the last territorial
governor, and McDonald the first
state governor.
The impressive ceremonies and the
gaities of the day gave way to the
festivities of the night. The dance
was on, the long anticipated and long
prepared for inaugural ball was at
Toe Irilliance without was but a
l?ioiUie or mi; gorgcousaeis!! wiuiiu.
Carr'nses ami . automobile lined the
way aud handsomely gowned women
arm silk hatted escorts' crowded the
sv'radioly decorated entvuce way.
The entrance room vls one of those
recently improved by the Archaeolo
gical society and was handsome with
great paintings representing the pre
historic and historic ages of Santa
Fe and the coming of the Americans
over the old Santa Fe trail. Rich el
vat hangings, overhung with trailing
smiiax decorated the reception room,
where stood Governor McDonald and
his party. The decorations were
specially magnificent, consisting of
smiiax and flags with a profusion of
cut flowers lending their fragrance to
the air. The governor and his en
tourage stood in front of an embank
ment oif greenery with a great silk
flag in front of them. The rich
gowns of the ladies were enhanced
by the beautiful background. In the
party were Governor McDonald and
Mrs. McDonald, Governor and Mrs.
Mills, Lieutenant Governor De Baca
and Miss McDonald, Mrs. De Baca be
ing ill, and unable to attend, Secre
tary of State and Mrs. Lucero, Mayor
and Mrs. Arthur Seligman. Passing
the receiving line, the crowds wan
dered through the Puye and Rlto de
los Frijoles rooms, distinctive for the
magnificent mural paintings and Lo
tave and the exhibit of rare old treas
ures. The historic old reception room
where the social drama has been so
often enacted, attracted the crowd
also, many of whom lingered to ad
mire the Indian and New Mexican art
exhibits of Carlos Viera.
The ball room and the armory was
connected by a canopied way, and an
artist's skill materially aided and
transformed the rooms into a verit
able fairland. The yellov and white
which predominated in the color
scheme of the two buildings develop
ed especially elaborate decorations in
the armory. A dome of yellow hid
the ceiling, worked out with yards
and yards of bunting with pine and
balsam boughs forming . border and
giving a woodsy fragrance to the vast
room. The walls were draped in
white with garlands of ivy and palms
standing out vividly against the snowy
back ground. Electric lights were
lavishly used in the decorations and
1848, the date of the American occu
pation of the territory, was emblaz
oned on the wall with 1912, the state
year, opposite in starry brilliance.
Cut flowers added to the splendor
and the gorgeous costumes of the
ladies gave the finishing touch to a
scene of unparalleled magnificence.
At a quarter after 10 o'clock the
grand march was started with Govern
or and Mrs. McDonald leading, fol
lowed by Governor Mills and Mrs.
Mills, Lieutenant Governor de Bacjj
and Miss McDonald, Secretary of
State Lucero, and Mrs. Lucero, Attor
ney General Clancy and Mrs. Clancy,
former Governor Hagerman and Miss
Lucero and other state officials and
their wives. Dancing was on then in
dad earnest, dlverslued only by trips
to the refreshment rooms situated juBt
back of the building on the Elks' club
grounds and connected by a covered
way with the armory. The armory
balcony was arranged as a rest room
and was also a favorite rendezvous.
Supper was served from 11 p. m. un
til 2 a. m. The supper room was sit
uated in the assembly room at the
west end of the Old Palace and was
also magnificently dcorated. Dark
green panels of cloth effectually con
cealed the priceless books with which
the room 1p filled and formed an ef
fective background for ferns and red
poinsettlas, California peppers cover
ed the ceiling and embowered the
walls. Silver candelabra and great
clusters of roses with handsome ap
pointments made the dining room a
place of beauty and of epicurean de
light. The first one hundred person"
seated Included the governor and his
party, state officials and other promi
nent guests.
Washington, Jan. 16. Senator Lari
mer today faced the ordeal of a crots
examination at the hands of the In
vestigators of his letedtlon. Frank
Marble, attorney for the senate com
mittee, led the questioning, prompted
by John J. Healy, a Chicago lawyer.
Senator Kern wanted to know the
details of the ill reeling betwee.t I.ori
mer and former Senator Hopkins.
The committee decided (. hear it
"Well," said Larimer, "after we
had sent him to the senate he turned
on every one of us We felt we were
under no obligations tc iend him
biic!:. I only knew of one man In
1 .';nof wh-j was for HopMui at hoiit.
That was Colonel Frank Smith. He
had nn friends at all snfl could not
b e'ected aga'n "
Members o the committer evince'
m;uh interest in the dt.is of the
nr.i ical situation regardir. x the s
lUriid contoFt .n 1909 ami much of
th-? morning session was s,icut in
attentions along that line
Boston, Jan.. 16. The Revere
House, one of the Oldest and m st
famous hotels in New England, was
partly destroyed by fire early today.
Quick work by the employes and the
firemen saved all the guests though
there were many narrow escapes. The
loss is estimated at $100,000.
The hotel, which fronts on Bow-,
doin Square and which has shelter d
such famous guests as the Prince of
Wales, later King Edward VII, Daniel
Webster, Jenny Lind, Emperor Pedro
of Brazil and Admiral Pasha of the
Turkish navy, was a five story struc
ture of stone and brick.
Starting in the rear of the grotto,
a decorated cafe In the lower part ol
the hotel, the fire gained rapid head
way and in a few minutes the flames
had leaped up the stairways and ele
vator wells to the upper stories in the
Bullfinch annex. Employes of the
hotel, policemen, firemen and others
aroused the sleeping guests and there
were many thrilling rescues.
Dozens of women were helped to
safety and several men and women
escaped by climbing to the roofs of
adjoining buildings. The fire escapes
were lined with men and women, and
hastily-raised ladders were the means
of rescue for more than a score. Two
women were let down from a window
and firemen below on ladders brought
them to the street. Clad only in their
night clothes, a majority of the guests
received shelter in nearby hotels
Several lost all their effects.
Charles O'Malley Today Wired Promoter
Jack Gurley and Offered Him $100,
000 for the Big Fistic Contest
Which Will Decide the Heavy
weight Championship of
the World
Local Sportsman Has Been Assured of That Fact by Competent
Legal Authority-Only Other Aspirant for the Mill Is
Jarbridge, Nev., a Small Settlement Without
Accommodations for Entertaining Immense
Army of Visitors, Which Gives This
City an Advantage
Las Vegas today became an aspir
ant for the big fistic battle between
Jack Johnson, the heavyweight cham
pion of the world, and Jimmie Flynn,
the Pueblo firemen, which has been
scheduled for July 4, next, when
Charles O'Malley wired to Jack Cur
ley, promoter of the battle, and of
fered $100,000 for the contest. The
wire was for the purpose of getting
In a bid. O'Malley followed the tele
gram with a lengthy letter In which
he set forth the advantages Las Ve
gas can offer to promoters and prin
cipals In the championship battle.
O'Malley has interested a number of
capitalists who entertain sporting
proclivities and ia prepared to turn
over one-half of the guarantee at once
and the remainder the day the fight
is pulled off.
O'Malley has consulted lawyers who
have informed him that there is no
law to prevent the staging of me
battle of the giants here. For sev
eral years fistic encounters have
been prohibited in New Mexico by
federol statutes but since New Mex
ico has become a state these are no
longer In effect. It is not thought
likely that the state legislature will
pass an anti-prize fighting law.
With the exception of Las Vegas
there is but one other place mention
ed for the fight, Jarbridge, Nev., a
small settlement of a few hundred
inhabitants. Las Vegas will be able.
to offer much greater inducements
than Jarbridge on account of the fact
that it can better accommodate the
large crowds that will be attracted
here to witness the fight.
If O'Malley Is successful in landing
the big ring encounter he says he will
stage the battle either at Gallinas
park or upon the grounds! of the Mon
tezuma hotel property. The la -.ter
forms a natural amphitheater and It
would not be difficult to construct
there an immense arena Mr. O'Mal
ley slays he believes he can make ar
rangements to use the rooms in the
hotel for the entertainment of the
vrfsltlng fight fans. "Pbe big building
will accommjjdwtftfa large crowd and
the Castaneda, the other hotels aftd
rooming houses and private citizens
who care to entertain' visitors will
be able to take care of the crowds.
The. Ilazj.JQtel property, too, would
likely be opened up for several days.
"O'Malley, who has followed the ring
himself to a considerable extent dur
ing the palmy days of his youth, de
clares Las Vegas would be an excel
lent place for a training grounds for
the big fighters. The delightful cli
mate would allow them much, outdoor
training and track work. Should they
care to withdraw from the' gaze of too
many fans as the day of the battle
draws near they could find many at
tractive and almost inaccessible plac
es in the mountains where they could
spar, jump the rope and rest while
their trainers and press agents kept
the sporting world Informed of their
Las Vegas is practically half way
between Chicago and San Francisco.
No more central location could be se
lected for a big prize fight, according
to O'Malley. The New Tork follow
ers of the game would be willing to
travel any distance to witness the
scrap and those from Chicago, Kan
sas City, Denver and the Pacific coast
could reach here without making a
long and tiresome Journey. O'Malley
says that every sport loving man in
New Mexico would be here, tot. and
that means several thousand piople.
Johnson Blacklists New York
Chicago, Jan. 16. Jack Johnson,
world's champion heavyweight, has
decided on a scheme whereby he be
lieves he can more than even up with
the New York boxing commission for
not allowing him to box in the me
tropolis. The champion said last
night that ho will place a "black list-'
agaist the fighter who boxes In New
By this stand he declares the Flynn
Palzer fight cannot be held if the
Pueblo man wants to get a chance for
the championship. Johnson also ad
mitted his anxiety to thus disappoint
the promoters of this match In reap
ing a large sum of money.
Frisco Promoters In Bad.
San Francisco, Jan. 16. The "prize
fight trust" of this city is having
many varieties of trouble In obtain
ing permits from the new board of
supervisors. After the police commit
tee had apparently settled the whole
matter of fights for a month or go
ahead, charges were made yesterdwv
before the board that causod the ap
plications again to be referred to the
James Coffroth and Eddy Gralney
tyere denounced by independent rivals
as being unfit to conduct matches
inasmuch as they had been indicted
for bribery by the graft prosecution.
On top of this a number of women's
societies, including the W. C. T. TJ.,
the Council of Jewish Wowen and the
Oorona and California clubs, asked
for an investigation of the boxing
clubs to learn whether they are bona
fide amateurs, as required by the law.
Washington, D. C Jan. 16. After
more than 38 years' service, Colonel
Charles C. Woodward, of the Coast
Artillery corps, was transferred to fie
retired list of the army today on his
on application. Colonel Woodward
is from Maryland and was graduated
from the West Point academy in 1877.
New York, Jan. 16. 'A bronze tablet
to the memory of the late Major Gen
eral Henry C. Corbin, U. S. A., w(as mj
veiled In Corbin Hall, Governor's
Island today with interesting ceremon
ies. The memorial was provided'
through subscription by about 50 rep
resentative men of the country, in
cluding senators, army officers, finan
ciers and others.

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